Fortnite Android Beta was launched for Android devices about a week ago but now, more Android devices can also run it. This short article will show you how to download and install this amazing game to your Android device.
Fortnite in Samsung devices
It looks like Fortnite has been working primarily with Samsung developers because it’s now easier to install the game on select Samsung devices compared to others. Fortnite for Android is still not available as a downloadable content from Google Play Store however so you’ll have to do some manual tweaking to add it to your Samsung devices.
Keep in mind that Fortnite is not readily available for all Samsung smartphones. The game is only available for Samsung flagship devices:
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 edge
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8 Plus
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S9 Plus
- Galaxy Note8
- Galaxy Note9
- Galaxy Tab S3
- Galaxy Tab S4
We don’t know if the game will be released on other Samsung models later on (probably no due to hardware requirements).
If you have one of the Samsung devices mentioned above, these are the easy steps on how to install Fortnite:
- Open Settings app.
- Tap Advanced features.
- Tap Games.
- Enable Game Launcher.
- Tap ADD if it asks to add Game Launcher shortcut to the Home Screen.
- Go to the Home Screen (you can skip steps 1-5 if you’ve already enabled Game Launcher ahead of time).
- Tap Game Launcher.
- Tap Fortnite Installer or search for it (if it’s not visible).
- Wait until the download is finished.
How to add Fortnite to non-Samsung Android devices?
Just as Fortnite is not available for all Samsung devices, the same is true for other Android phones at the moment. If you have a non-Samsung device, be sure to check the list below to know if the game will run on your particular device.
Here’s the list of devices currently supporting Fortnite Android Beta:
- Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
If your phone is not on the list, there’s a chance that it may still allow Fortnite to work provided you meet the minimum requirements below:
- OS: 64 bit Android, 5.0 or higher
- RAM: 3GB or higher
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
Once you’ve find out that you device is compatible with the game, you can then sign up on the Fortnite Android beta waiting list by providing your email. After receiving an email from Epic in your email, you can then log in with your Epic account to link your gaming account like Xbox Live, PSN, or PC Battle Pass progress.
After logging in, you need more patience as it can get a few more days for Epic to send you an official invite to download Fortnite beta. Only after that will you be able to download the Fortnite Installer.
For Android devices, it’s recommended that you keep the Fortnite Installer in the device after you started playing because it’s the installer that checks and receives updates, not the actual game app.
At this time, there’s no official word from Epic when Fortnite will be officially released in Google Play Store.